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"That part of America, now called Virginia"
2022 Stuart G. Christian, Jr. Lecture: The Great Chief Opechancanough and the War for America
On April 20, 2022, historian James Horn delivered the 2022 Stuart G. Christian, Jr. Lecture about his book, A Brave and Cunning Prince: The Great...
A House Built of Virginia Stone
A Landscape Saved
A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100
Audubon's Viviparous Quadrapeds
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in the years 1675 & 1676
Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage
On March 16, 2012, Helen C. Rountree delivered a lecture entitled "Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage."
When English settlers arrived here...
Byrd's Line: A Natural History
On March 16, 2012, Stephen C. Ausband delivered a lecture entitled "Byrd's Line: A Natural History."
This lecture was session one of "From the...
Captain John Smith
Contact and Conflict
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Work: “Walking Off the War:” Veterans on the Appalachian Trail
As you commemorate America’s servicemen and women on Veterans Day, you probably don’t think about the Appalachian Trail, the 2,200-mile hiking route...
Curators at Work: Natural Bridge
Thomas Jefferson purchased Natural Bridge from the king of England in 1774 in order to guarantee its preservation. When he encouraged Americans and...
Curators at Work: Pocahontas's Virginia
The Virginia Company that sponsored the Jamestown settlement arranged for Pocahontas to travel to England in 1616. The purpose was to show her off as...
Curators at Work: The Watercolor in Virginia
The Watercolor in Virginia: A Survey of Paintings from the Present and the Past
One way that the VMHC records culture (the customs, arts, social...
Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries
On April 8, 2021, Ryan K. Smith presented an exploration of the history and recovery of the burial grounds of Richmond, Virginia, through the lens of...